IATSE Organizes with an “Eye” Toward Reality

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees recently organized the number oneBravo hit reality show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. The basic cable production, located inNew York City, employs some fifty crew people who will be covered by the new agreement, and,become members of the Union.

The pact calls for wage increases of up to more than 80% for some, in addition to contributionstoward health coverage and retirement plans and other protective terms. Additionally, the showwill be covered starting January 1, 2005 under the full terms under the IATSE’s applicablevideotape agreement no matter where it shoots in the U.S.A.

The effort was lead by Vice President and Director of Motion Picture and TV Production, MattLoeb, along with the New York Production Locals.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 170,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

For more information please contact:
General: comms@iatse.net
Press: press@iatse.net


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